March 05, 2015 02:09 PM

Remember how you’d read those old-timey stories about women fainting or breaking rib bones in their corsets (or more recent ones about how they could only eat soup in theirs to avoid burping on Prince Charming) and you’d think, “I really hope that look comes back in style?” Well, thanks to reality stars on Instagram, it’s happening, and this week, former Real Housewife of Atlanta Kim Zolciak-Biermann is leading the pack (and you guys, she’s “obsessed”).

Courtesy Kim Zolciak Biermann


Jessica Alba officially kicked the craze off by saying she wore a corset day and night for three months to get her pre-baby body back. And then stars like Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian kept things going strong with selfies like these.

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Since then, Snooki’s been on the train (waist train, that is), Jenni “JWoww” Farley has joined her, Amber Rose followed suit and Kourtney Kardashian posted one just this week.

So do they work? Not really, unless you’re truly devoted to spending every waking moment thinking about (and documenting) your looks like the stars seen here. But we’re interested to hear: Have you tried one? Will you? General thoughts?

–Alex Apatoff

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